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Owners and fans invited to celebrate 3rd Brands Mini Festival

Wednesday, February 19 2014

The third running of the Brands Hatch Mini Festival takes place this spring on Sunday 11 May, with all kinds of Mini fun on and off the track. Advance tickets are now on sale, starting at £14, however all drivers arriving at the venue in a Mini will be allowed to enter free of charge!

The racing timetable will feature only Minis, and the Power Maxed MINI Challenge, Mini Se7ens and Mini Miglias will thrill fans. Each championship is unique, and provides some of the closest racing in UK motorsport, as showcased at the first two Mini Festivals.

The Mighty Minis and Super Mighty Minis will join the bill once again on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit, and some of the earliest Minis still in competition will return for the 40-minute Sanwa Trophy and the SU Carburettors Anglo-French Battle. Both races will be packed with pre-'66 Minis and the Brits have won the previous two cross-channel Mini Festival exchanges, putting the pressure on to maintain the unbeaten record.

Away from the racetrack there will be plenty to keep the whole family entertained. After proving so popular last year, YoungDrive! taster sessions will give 11-17 year-olds the chance to get behind the wheel of a MINI alongside a DSA-trained instructor.

There will also be action on the venue's dedicated rally stage, fifty years on from the car's famous Monte Carlo victory. The owners' displays will bring together special and unique Minis and MINIs from all over the country and Mini clubs are invited to display their unique collections too.

David Willey, MSV's Motorsport Events Manager said: "We look forward to welcoming Mini owners from across the country and beyond to the third annual Brands Hatch Mini Festival, whether they drive the original or the modern version of this enduring classic. Previous events have embraced the character of this fun and sporty car, and with free entry to all drivers who arrive in their Mini, Brands Hatch will be the place to be on 11 May!"

Tickets for the Brands Hatch Mini Festival on 11 May are available for £14, with free admission to all drivers arriving in a Mini and children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click here.